Who was Jeffrey Dahmer victim Steven Tuomi?

JEFFREY Dahmer took the lives of 17 victims, and his second murder was that of Steven Tuomi.

The Milwaukee Cannibal brutally killed boys and young men between 1978 and 1991, but what do we know about Steven?

Steven Tuomi was just 24-years-old when he was tragically killed

Steven Tuomi was just 24-years-old when he was tragically killedCredit: A&E

Who was Steven Tuomi?

Steven Tuomi grew up in Ontonagon, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was just 24-years-old when he died.

He had worked as a short-order cook in a Milwaukee restaurant and was described as an artisitc and friendly young man.

One classmate, Priscilla Marley Chynoweth, said: “I was in art class with him and he made a beautiful lead stained-glass lamp that I can still remember.

“It was just beautiful. I remember he could do just about anything artistic.”

Dahmer was not formally charged for the murder of Steven Tuomi due to lack of evidence, but the serial killer confessed to the killing.

Tuomi’s family reported him missing three months after his disappearance and his father, Walter, claimed Milwaukee police said they couldn’t help because there were no signs of foul play.

What happened to Steven Tuomi?

On November 20, 1987 Dahmer met Mr Tuomi at a gay bar and lured him back to the Ambassador hotel, as he had rented a room.

Later, the serial killer would admit he had no intention of murdering the 24-year-old, but he did want to drug and sexually assault him.

However, the Milwaukee Monster claimed when he woke up in the morning, his victim’s chest was caved in, his body was convered in bruises and there was blood coming out of his mouth.

When Dahmer looked at his hands, they too were bloody and bruised but he maintained he had no memory of killing the young man.

Police reports stated Dahmer said he “could not believe this had happened.”

At the time of the murder, Dahmer was living with his grandmother and he took Mr Tuomi’s body back to her house in a large suitcase.

There he decapitated the head, dissected the arms and legs and removed the bones from the body.

Then the killer cut up the remaining flesh and placed it inside rubbish bags before shattering the bones with a sledgehammer.

It was said the whole process took Dahmer around two hours, and every part of the victim’s body was thrown away in the bins.

However, the head proved more difficult for Dahmer to dispose of and he kept it wrapped in a blanket for two weeks.

Dahmer eventually boiled the head in a mixture of Soilex (an alkali-based industrial detergent) and bleach so he could keep the skull, which he used for masturbation.

In the end the skull had to be disposed of as it was too badly damaged from the acid-bath.

Who were Jeffrey Dahmer’s other victims?

Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life-terms for the murder of 17 young boys and men.

After the murder of Steven Tuomi, Dahmer began to actively seek victims, most of whom he encountered in or close to gay bars

After the murder of Steven Tuomi, Dahmer began to actively seek victims, most of whom he encountered in or close to gay barsCredit: Getty

TIMELINE OF JEFRREY DAHMER’S VICTIMS

Here is a timeline of Dahmer’s victims

June 18, 1978: Steven Hicks, 18
November 20, 1987: Steven Tuomi, 24
January 16, 1987: Jamie Doxtator, 14
March 24, 1988: Richard Guerrero, 25
March 25, 1989: Anthony Sears, 26
May 20, 1990: Raymond Smith (also went by “Ricky Beeks”), 33
June 1990: Edward W. Smith, 28
September 1990: Ernest Miller, 22
September 24, 1990: David C. Thomas, 23
February 18, 1991: Curtis Straughter, 18
April 7, 1991: Errol Lindsey, 19
May 24, 1991: Anthony “Tony” Hughes, 31
May 27, 1991: Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14
June 30, 1991: Matt Turner, 20
July 5, 1991: Jeremiah Weinberger, 23
July 15, 1991: Oliver Lacy, 23
July 19, 1991: Joseph Bradehoft, 25

The serial killer’s next victim after Mr Tuomi was Jamie Doxtator, aged just 14 making him one of Dahmer’s youngest victims.

James ”Jamie” Doxtator was of Native American descent and his mother described him as an independent and outgoing teenager who got into trouble and cut school.

Dahmer reportedly met Mr Doxtator on January 16, 1988, while he was waiting at a bus stop outside of a gay club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Monster then offered the young teen $50 in return for a nude photoshoot.

Once the boy was lured back to Dahmer’s grandmother’s house, he strangled him to death and disposed of his body in a very similar way to that of Steven Tuomi.

James’ remains were never found, and he was only identified as one of Jeffrey’s victims after the serial killer’s arrest when two police officers were flagged down after his final victim, Tracy Edwards, managed to escape.